constitutional-issues

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US Constitution

Democracy: Use it or lose it

BY: - September 22, 2022

The Constitution does not mention democracy. But despite fits and starts the U.S. has become more representative since its founding.

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. voters deserve all the facts on those proposed constitutional amendments | Opinion

BY: - September 14, 2022

With abortion access and voting rights on the line, the Legislature needs to get way more transparent.

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Sixty years ago, ‘Florida Man’ helped defend our rights | John A. Tures

BY: - September 7, 2022

How one man really can make a difference -- and why it matters to us now.

Abortion access is on the ballot in November in these states. What you need to know

BY: and - August 25, 2022

Language making its way through the Pa. Legislature would declare there is no constitutional right to abortion.

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum spoke at the Iowa Capitol on Jan. 25, 2022. (Photo by Katie Akin/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

Pa.’s Santorum to visit Iowa State Fair, advocate for constitutional convention

BY: - August 18, 2022

By Robin Opsahl Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum will be at the Iowa State Fair  Thursday with the Convention of States Action group. The Pennsylvania Republican visited Iowa earlier this year with the same group, rallying at the Iowa State Capitol for the state to join calls to convene a constitutional convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. […]

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The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

With the end of Roe v. Wade, Americans are demanding Supreme Court term limits | Opinion

BY: - July 29, 2022

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they want fundamental reform of the nation's highest court.

Judge hears impassioned closing arguments in Pennsylvania school funding case

BY: - July 27, 2022

Tuesday’s courtroom arguments followed a four-month trial that stretched from November to March.

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What happens when laws that suppress protests clash with our freedoms? | Opinion

BY: - July 20, 2022

Americans have always held, as a matter of faith, that if they don’t like something, at least they have the freedom to raise hell about it.

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The Supreme Court’s abortion, EPA rulings could open the door to more democracy | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - July 19, 2022

The cases that are bothering people require a democratic political response. They do not demand a surrender.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is the nation’s new climate czar | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - July 15, 2022

While the court’s decision in West Virginia v EPA weakens governmental climate efforts, the case may affect any congressional delegation of power to any executive agency.

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We’ve turned power over to a tyrannical minority. There’s a fix if we want it | Ray E. Landis

BY: - July 3, 2022

Our best option for revitalizing the United States and rescuing it from tyrannical minority rule is a significant revision of the Constitution.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is an obstacle to the future the vast majority want to achieve | Opinion

BY: - July 3, 2022

The high court's recent rulings foreshadow future decisions that will favor corporations and reinforce economic inequality.